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Nobel Prize Winner Argues Tech Companies Should Be Changing The World

An anonymous reader writes: Tech companies are competing to serve the wealthy, argues the winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, complaining there’s no “global vision,” with big innovations instead “designed and dedicated mostly for commercial successes… while trillions of dollars are invested in developing robotics and artificial intelligence for military and commercial purposes, there is little interest in applying ... Read More »

Julian Assage Taunts US Government For Forcing Wikileaks To Invest In Bitcoin

Saturday’s tweet from Julian Assange says it all: “My deepest thanks to the US government, Senator McCain and Senator Lieberman for pushing Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, AmEx, Moneybookers, et al, into erecting an illegal banking blockade against @WikiLeaks starting in 2010. It caused us to invest in Bitcoin — with > 50000% return.” Assange’s tweet was accompanied by a graph showing ... Read More »

Dubai Police Get Hoverbikes

An anonymous reader quotes Mashable: The Dubai police, which already has luxury patrol cars, self-driving pursuit drones, and a robot officer, just announced it will soon have officers buzzing around on hoverbikes, which look like an early version of the speeder bikes used by the scout troopers on Endor in Return of the Jedi. The force (see what I did ... Read More »